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Is it just me or?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by hotreds, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. hotreds

    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    Trip is in three days and I'm not really excited. I know I'll be happy when I get there, but the airport hassle is getting to be just about too much anymore. And, to boot, I have a 6:45 am flight, only direct Delta flight to Vegas from CVG. Anybody else getting burned out on the "getting there" aspect?
     
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  2. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike VIP Whale

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    nope, I leave Sunday morning and I'm



    made a reservation at the park n fly, have my boarding passes on phone and printed copies.
    car is gassed up, a wad of benjamins...
    one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
     
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  3. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes VIP Whale

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    Make sure you have TSA-Pre and maybe invest in a Clear membership to help?
     
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  4. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    We invested in the TSA Pre and couldn't be happier. Short or no lines at both airports. Get there early and have time for a couple of "cheap" airport cocktails. No hassles, no fuss.
     
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  5. Nine Lines

    Nine Lines Tourist

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    Pretty much why I moved to Phoenix. Now I just hop in the car and go.
     
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  6. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

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    Yes. I'm not "excited" till I'm checked into the room.

    Since I choose to drive 3 hours to an airport farther away, instead of flying to a connecting airport and sitting in it for 1 to 3 hours waiting for the next flight, getting there is just a pain.
     
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  7. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    The ‘wake up’ day is when my enthusiasm plummets. It’s a four hour flight, give or take 15 minutes. I’m at the airport 90 minutes prior. Then I have to secure transportation to Downtown and endure the check in line. So I set a time in my head, usually 90 minutes after expected touchdown. And that is the time I expect to have my bags in my room, seated at the video poker bar with the first cold beer in front of me. So all day I just say, “In nine hours...”, “In five hours “. Because after that moment everything is going to be golden!
     
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  8. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    No, but I agree that airports can be a pain in the @$$ at times and early morning flights to anywhere suck!
     
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  9. smartone

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    I'm fortunate... TSAPre and fly outta Reno... rarely a line at Security unless I fly early and I make it a point never to fly early, cause it's only 55 minutes in the air to Vegas and, of course, same time zone. I fly out anywhere between 10 and noon. I feel for you "cross-country folks", indeed it's a chore.
     
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  10. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    The travel is almost the necessary evil anymore. It used to be a lot more fun when someone was flying with me. Grab a bite and a beer at the airport, then maybe a few more drinks on the plane while talking about what we planned on doing.

    But, since my last several dozen trips have been meeting friends from all over and no one from home going with me, the travel part is just bleh. I try to spruce it up with first class going to Vegas from time to time, but my next flight I paid for an exit row seat on American that serves complimentary alcohol under their Main Cabin Extra service. An extra $50 for more leg room and a few drinks is almost close enough to having a first class ticket, but much lower cost.

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    Gotta make it enjoyable somehow :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Yes, the travel part has drained a lot of the fun out of it for me.
     
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  12. queuetee

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    Just so you know that you really should feel sorry for us East Coasters, here is our usual schedule

    3:00 am -- get up after going to bed at 8 pm. Suitcases are already packed and by the door...quick shower and anything that we used that we will need in LV goes in my carry on. Check that everything is closed and locked and call the alarm company
    3:45:am -- leave for the airport in Boston-- 30 miles away. Traffic is starting but so far never have we encountered a delay.

    4:30 -- drive through the airport to the Central Parking Garage-- usually find a space right by the doorway to the terminal.

    4:45-- get in line for all the travel crap

    6:00 -- all aboard and on our way. Jet Blue is now direct from Boston but in the old days, we had to change planes somewhere in the Midwest which added more time and stress and strain.

    Arrive early in the morning in LV but fortunately, our room is just about always ready so we start the day with breakfast. Rather than having a wasted travel day, it is our first vacation day.

    I know....... it could be worse .
     
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  13. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan Low-Roller

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    I hate:

    - traveling to the airport
    - being at the airport
    - flying
    - waiting to get off the plane

    But being there, that is worth it.
     
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  14. WHU66

    WHU66 High-Roller

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    Not for me! 1 hour to the airport, check in about 3 hours before flight, 10 hour flight - London to Vegas. Just as excited now as I am every trip. Was there in October and counting the days until February. I know I will love it there when I arrive and can therefore cope with the inconvenience of the travel. Now, the flight home is another story......
     
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  15. Geogran

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    A thousand times over worth it!

    DH loves early flights (doesn’t like flying so wants to get there as early as possible to get It out of the way).
    Even though it’s only about a 2 1/2 hour flight, up at 4am, 30 min drive to airport, at the gate by 6am for first NS flight, it makes for a long day, I’m not the morning person, but when Vegas is the destination not much really bothers me. And after all these years, I still don’t sleep much the night before cause all I think about is Vegas. I might be a degen.
     
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  16. drac999

    drac999 High-Roller

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    I actually enjoy my 4.5 hour flight from Atlanta since I book first class. I usually get a mid morning flight and get a Lyft to the airport. I leave 2.5 to 3 hours prior to flight because “Atlanta traffic”! I should mention I love flying anywhere. :D
     
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  17. Marky147

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    3 hour drive to the airport and 11 hours on a plane.

    I'm still like a kid on xmas eve every time!
     
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  18. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    I still get a kick out of perry mason telling Paul “Della has just booked you on the 12:35 to Las Vegas Paul. we need you to talk to that witness and try to convince her to come back with you. You’ve got 40 minutes and with luck you can just make it. Good luck!!” Good luck indeed.
     
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  19. deansrobinson

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    Do you s'pose, back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, that travel was an event, an exception, something to look forward to as much as one would the destination? The reason I ask is, unless it's a road trip, I'm really, really, really hoping we get that teleporter up and running before I open my worm farm. I just can't shake the feeling that time spent in the flying bus is time wasted...even if I'm just reading or napping, it's more of something I have to contend with than enjoy.
     
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    But what Della casually forgot to mention to Perry is that she's "assisting" Paul and flying to Vegas with him. Luck? Uh yeah...we can use that term. :whistle:
     
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